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  1. Norm Peterson

    Jervay Green is N

    If he's a solid to good defender (wingspan bothering opposing players leading to deflections) then this is one hell of a pickup, because the kid can ball on the offensive end. I'd like to see his 3-pt % get back up to where it was in his HS days. He obviously has the ability to shoot accurately. His freshman year might just have been a one-off situation from getting used to faster players on the defensive side and trying to force his game as opposed to letting it come to him. We'll see if that doesn't improve quite a bit this season, just as it did for JPJr. last year.
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    The rotation this year

    They need to completely break down Amir Harris's jumper and start over from scratch. He doesn't make enough outside shots that you would say don't mess with it. Go ahead and mess with it. In fact, don't just mess with it, but overhaul it. We aren't going to need him to be a perimeter threat this year. He'll get minutes for his defensive length, athleticism, and ability to distribute. But NEXT year, we might need him to be a guy who can drop a dagger or two. At least someone you can't leave alone on the perimeter and sag off for help D. Outside the top 4, there's too much we don't know to really project much for the year, but seems we're hearing Thomas Allen is probably the 5th starter and Amir might be 1st off the bench. That would make sense. I have NO CLUE who the first big off the bench will be. But I don't think we go as deep as we might have a year ago. There will probably be a 3-man rotation on the front line, 4 in the event of foul trouble. Guards/wings there might be 4-5 guys who see regular minutes. Our starting 5 will be virtually as talented as anyone we play. The big question to me is how much help do we get from our bench? And does Roby stay healthy and out of foul trouble. That's going to be the key to our season.
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    2019 PG Mika Adams-Woods - VC

    Yeah, I think the skill level is fine, but I suspect the question mark would have to do with whether he's explosive enough to break down college-level defenders off the dribble and get to the lane, and can he get that shot off at the P5 level?
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    2018 SG Karrington Davis - LOI

    I'd say more James Palmer Jr. AWIII was not that good off the bounce.
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    Jervay Green is N

    Lot of good stuff going on in that jumper. Looks very repeatable. Compact stroke, not a lot of extra movement. Very quick. Gets good elevation. Balanced. Range. NBA range. Can shoot off the dribble. This is the kind of player you can be guarding and feel like you're right in his face and he can elevate over top of you and bury a trey. He does not need much separation to get that shot off. And because he's a threat to drive and can also shoot from the dribble, defenders will have to respect the drive and can't cheat on defending the shot. His stats show that his good shooting isn't an artifact of selective video editing. This guy can score the ball in a variety of ways. Good offensive pickup for us.
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    The Official Media Thread

    Neither did Amir.
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    Athlon Sports 'N'

    You wrote the bolded statement above using passive voice; you should consider revising. I would suggest something like: "Man, you used that semicolon like a boss; if you can use your colon that proficiently, you're doing great!"
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    2019 SF Robbie Beran

    We've seen it in the past where some kid chooses a school that wasn't on his "final" list. It happens. Would love to see this kid commit to us. I really like his game. When I first saw this offer, I did a quick look up and Rivals showed him as an unranked player, which surprised me because his film said "Rivals 4-star" to me. I don't know when he got that 4th star. It might have been before our offer or shortly thereafter. Either way, you watch this kid's film and you can see he can do some things. Things that would really fit well in Miles' system. I'm hoping they stay on him and see if they can swing at least an unofficial visit. He'd have some real opportunities here.
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    2019 SF Robbie Beran

    He's now a Rivals 4-star, so no longer shocked that he isn't. https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2019 (Of course, it doesn't look like we made his final cut, so perhaps irrelevant to us that he's now a 4-star.)
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    2020 G Donovan Williams - VC

    Rivals 150 for 2020 lists him as #92. So, in the history of Rivals rankings, better than any HS recruit we've had besides Glynn Watson. https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2020
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    2020 G Donovan Williams - VC

    I think that's exactly correct. Jason Kidd was a top 5 player in that class; Andre was the next best PG but there were a lot of players in between.
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    2019 PG Mika Adams-Woods - VC

    Burke's example is proof that recruiting rankings neither assure that a guy is good nor assure that a guy won't be. They generally give you a decent, somewhat reliable indication, but they're not always spot on, and really good players can slide under the radar, in part because they might blossom later or their game might translate better to the next level. I'm hoping Adams-Woods is like Burke: A guy who was under-rated by the recruiting services and other D1 coaches. Miles has a solid history of spotting talent that will translate. I haven't seen many of his players come in and just be total stiffs. Especially at the guard position. In fact, a lot of his recruits have done waaaaay better than anyone expected. The trouble is, in order to compete for top-half league finishes and possible NCAA tourney trips, you gotta have some studs. And though Evan Taylor was far better than any of us had any reason to expect, he wasn't a stud. He was a fine role player, which you need, but he wasn't a stud, which you also need. And I'm not sure what to make of Mika.
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    2020 G Donovan Williams - VC

    Andre Woolridge was roughly top 25, which would make him a 5-star by today's standards. Erick Strickland was top 80 according to Street and Smith from way back in the day. Both Strickland and Boone were somewhere in the 70s, making them both solid 4-stars. And then Amos Gregory was a 1st team juco AA. How's that for a recruiting class?
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    2020 G Donovan Williams - VC

    Jacob, it occurs to me that Shereef Mitchell reclassified to 2019 and should be counted as a 2019 recruit, just as Khyri Thomas should be considered a 2015 recruit. That would maybe make Mike Daum the best of 2014 but it leaves a blank for 2018 and then you'd also need to tell us who's better between Shereef and Akol. Also wonder why it's OK for Creighton to send Shereef to prep school for a year but it was a terrible, horrible, no-good, dirty-rotten thing for Miles to suggest to Aguek Arop to go spend a year in prep school, which was manifestly the right advice.
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    2020 G Donovan Williams - VC

    4-star player; 4-star recruiter. Help Tim land some good ones, Donovan!
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    2019 PG Mika Adams-Woods - VC

    You don't have to be an explosive finisher to be a difference maker. I'm wondering, though, where this guy fits in the realm of role player vs. star player. I think to be successful in this league, we have to have some difference makers. I don't know if this guy is or not. Can't tell. We can still use role players, but we also need to have some real difference makers. And the weaker links we have at one spot, the better the player has to be at another spot to make up for it. Or we fail to make the post-season and hope the next kid is an upgrade. And I have tried to find good video on this kid and I haven't been able to locate any that had any significant, watchable highlights, so he's probably a bit of an unknown at this point. I just look at our recruiting and I'm hoping for some difference makers because I don't want us to fall back to pre-Miles era recruiting, which appears to be our trajectory right now, and that doesn't bode well for future conference finishes.
  17. Norm Peterson

    College Hoops Countdown

    I wonder if the KU AD would still have fired the fat guy if they'd had a crystal ball and could look into the future10 years and see what happened since Mangino left. In the 9 full seasons since Mangino, KU won a grand total of 15 games. They won 13 in Mangino's last 2 years and had 12 wins in one season the year before that. So, 25 wins in Mangino's last 3 seasons; 15 total wins in the 9 seasons after that. Yikes.
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    Nebraska Football 2018-2019

    Look at the realtime rpi predictions before the season. Troy was ranked higher than Colorado and we were expected to lose to Troy. I think a legit argument can be made that not playing Akron cost us both of these games. We'll never know. I'm wondering if the O-line gained too much weight in the off-season.
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    Athlon Sports 'N'

    Semicolon usage checks out.
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    Brendan Stai on Scott Frost

    “He’s like Moses, loaded all the animals into the Ark and has everyone headed the same direction.” Moses? Forget it, he’s rolling.
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    Athlon Sports 'N'

    Holy crap! What are they smoking?
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    In state kids?

    Any HS team in this state with 3 future D-1 players on it should run away with the state title. Of course, I said the same thing about the Kissinger girls from Minden and they promptly lost to, like, Holdrege or something.
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    Nebraska Football 2018-2019

    That's a sexual assault right there.
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    Roby (is Good)

    I feel like a friggin genius about now with what I said on June 9, 2015, right after the end of Roby's junior year of HS: Does this make up for me saying we should pass on Terran Petteway?
  25. @LK1, I think you should plan on Roby not being here. #NBADraft